by Chikanobu (1838 - 1912)
A Fuji Arts Special Offer Auction
Meiji Emperor and Empress and Prince Watching Turtles - Handsome triptych depicting the Meiji Emperor, Empress, and the young Prince watching turtles from a palace verandah. At right, the boy smiles happily as he watches a turtle swimming below while two other perch on a nearby rock, their shells trailing long strands of moss. In the center, the Empress smiles fondly as she looks down, surrounded by ladies-in-waiting. The railings of the verandah are decorated with a colorful pattern, and Mt. Fuji can be seen in the distance at left beyond flying cranes. Detailed with faint embossing on the white kimono collars and trim. The first time we've seen this charming design.
Artist - Chikanobu (1838 - 1912)
Image Size - 13 7/8" x 27 7/8"
Condition - This print with excellent color and detail as shown. Three separate panels. Slight toning and soiling, a few creases and marks, wrinkle at edge. Please see photos for details.
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